ASHLAND, Ore--- The dream for any senior is to shine on Senior Day. Several of the top-ranked Raiders (45-3) did just that over the weekend, against Corban (25-20, 16-11 CCC). Though, there may be none more impressive than catcher Allie Stines.
The senior did not just dominate day one, but day two as well. On day two, Stines went 7-for-7. In all of that, she hit a home run, had two triples, earned one double, had seven RBIs, and scored five runs.
Stines' dominance led to SOU winning both games in just five innings. The Raiders won game one, 9-1. The won the next game, 14-4.
The Raiders 45-3 record cements them as the most dominant team in Cascade Conference history. SOU became the first team in conference history to finish the conference schedule with fewer than two losses.
That last team to accomplish near that feat was Oregon Tech back in 2006. That is when the Owls went 17-2 in conference play.
SOU imposed its will in most of those games. The Raiders ended games on the eight-run rule on eight different occasions this season.
SOU also has not lost a game at home in 2021. The Raiders are 49 of their last 50 in Ashland.
More interesting nuggets came out of SOU's day-two-sweep. Hannah Lilly, a senior pitcher who has not seen very much action with Gabby Sandoval and Lauren Quirke running the show, completed her first complete-game win on Senior Day.
Another Senior who does not see a lot of playing time is Steph Collet. The Australia native got the spot start and ended up with a double.
No. 1 Southern Oregon will now prepare for the Cascade Tournament which set to start in Ashland on Friday. SOU will play at 2 p.m. but the opponent is still to be determined.